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Arlene Joyce Jarvis Print E-mail

Aug. 2, 1928-Jan. 17, 2014

Arlene Joyce Jarvis, 85, Mt. Morris, died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Preston Place, Redgranite. She was born on Aug. 2, 1928 in Waupaca to Lester and Clara (Arveson) Bartleson.

Arlene graduated from Waushara County Normal School and then worked as an elementary teacher for one year. On June 5, 1948 she married Raymond Jarvis in Saxeville. The couple then farmed and raised their family in rural Wautoma. When Arlene wasn’t helping on the farm or raising her children, she also worked at Mt. View Elementary School, Mt. Morris, as a cook.

Arlene enjoyed baking, knitting and sewing. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club, a 4-H Leader and a very active member of Mt. Morris Holden Lutheran Church. Arlene especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arlene is survived by her husband: Raymond Jarvis; children: Beverly (Daniel) Wilcox, James (Bonita) Jarvis, Richard (Mary) Jarvis, Susan (Marty) Hancock, Joe (Laurie) Jarvis, Cynthia (David) Reilly, John (Cindy) Jarvis; grandchildren: Cameron (Heather Addison) Wilcox, Matthew (Michelle) Wilcox, Adam (Melissa) Wilcox, Douglas Jarvis, Christopher (Abimbola) Jarvis, Andrew Jarvis, Katherine (Chad) West, Lucas (April) Hancock, Annie (Josh) Turim, Sarah (Jeremy) Pietkauskis, Paul (Joanna Knitter) Jarvis, Mara Jarvis, Peter (fiancée: Erica Marten) Jarvis, Rachel Reilly, Caleb (Kristina) Reilly, Kelly (Ben) Eppinger, Danielle (fiancé: Anthony Hass) Jarvis; great grandchildren: Elise, Wyeth, Brynn, Bryce, Brayden, Bennett, Ellie, Ethan, Annalee, Emmersyn, Cadence; two sisters: Jean Jarvis, Joanne (Herb) Maager; two sisters-in-law: Norma Bartleson,  Adwina Jarvis; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert L. Bartleson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at Mt. Morris Holden Lutheran Church. Officiating at the service was Pastor Barbara Girod with burial following in the church cemetery. The family greeted relatives and friends on Sunday, Jan. 19 at Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and again at church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Never Forgotten Honor Flight, PO Box 5056, Wausau, WI 54402, Online condolences may be made at

The family wishes to thank the staff at Preston Place Assisted Living and Hospice Hope team of caregivers for the wonderful care shown to Arlene and her family.


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